Well, I'm convinced.
Obama's Edge: The Ground Game That Could Put Him Over the Top
Interesting. And telling.
These basic characteristics were repeated in all the offices I visited: The Obama offices were devoted almost entirely to the president's reelection; the Republican offices were devoted almost entirely to local candidates, with little presence for Romney.
I got to see the president today. And we can talk about the merits of whatever, the inconsistencies and problems of the system we have in place for election, etc. But I don't want to.
I always regretted not seeing President Obama way back when he'd won the New Hampshire primary. I was proud to have voted in that. My first vote. It was at a school just an exit down from me on the highway. It would have been a bitch to get to at the last minute. But I didn't and I have no reason for why I didn't go.
It's hard to explain and part of me wants to dismiss things and say that it was the fervor of the crowd or the generally good mood I was in or whatever. But I don't know if that's true. I've gotten to meet personal heroes. I've had the amazing privilege of opening for old school Boston comics who established that city. I've gotten to open for amazing funny people. Some were peers who were older and exceptionally more talented than some stupid seventeen year old kid; some were people whose movies I'd watched and whose old MTV improv show I had on DvD, signed.
But I never really have gotten to say that I've stood in the presence of a great individual before, man or women. Now I can. I stood in the presence of someone who I deem to be a great man. Who said things today that made me forget that I generally hate politics but am drawn to it like a moth to flame.
And no matter what happens when the votes are tallied, I get to keep that. So that's pretty fuckin' great, eh?
So how's it looking in your states?
Hard to tell. New Hampshire's got a lot of libertarian leanings. Socially, it's inclusive but people still really like guns and things; small government is a big thing here but it's a government that is not really intrusive when it comes to moral issues. We went Democratic last election and most of the New England area pretty much heads that way by default but the state tends to shift a lot. McCain was popular here. The Palin part of the ticker killed him. If it was someone else? We might have gone red.
But Obama's certainly got the ground game here in heavy swing. Romney doesn't have much going on here, mostly because he seems to be really focused on Florida and the like
Obama, here's your election day commercial:
Mitt Romney: Federal Disaster Relief For Tornado And Flood Victims Is ‘Immoral,’ ‘Makes No Sense At All’
This is America, damn it! We only do three things with hurricanes:
-Die from them
-Profit from them
-Drink too many of them and show our tits to a guy in a backwards baseball cap with a video camera
And we DON'T ask for gubmint help with ANY of them!
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool."
Here's a really great site for brushing up on all those pesky state-specific amendments and propositions that seem to pop up out of nowhere on the ballot.
Just click on the 'Ballot Measures' link on the main page then choose your state and you'll get a nifty list of all the measures that'll be listed on your election day ballot.
Nate Silver makes it seem like we got this, but like plenty of his reader I feel that his numerical predictions, while comforting, are no substitute for actual winning. Even 48 to 72 hours (hopefully) of knowing that this thing is over I still feel nervous.
If it weren't for John fucking Husted and Rick Scott, I would be as calm as a Hindu cow right now.
Man, when Obama wins, it is going to be FASCINATING watching the conservative reaction. By election day 2008 the wingnuts were already freaking out because they knew Obama was going to win (thanks a lot, ACORN!), but this time, it seems like the vast majority of wingers are absolutely convinced that Romney is going to win, and if you doubt them, they've got UnSkewed Polls to show you! What are they going to do if Obama, as seems likely, wins? Blame it on the ghost of ACORN? Blame it on Nate Silver and his voodoo mind control powers? Retreat into a dissociative state where the South won the war and Barack Obama is their butler?
This'll ease your nerves
My gloomy prediction of the day: Way too many of these projections have Michigan as an Obama lock.
I'm looking around the neighborhood and already trying to figure out the best muffler to suck.
Maryland really won this election. First popular referendum to support marriage equality!!!
Edit: Aw, but who am I kidding. I'm really wishing I lived in Colorado right now...
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So, should we start collating our favorite tweets from tonight? I'm gonna.
Victoria Jackson @vicjackshow I can't stop crying. America died.
Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt @vicjackshow Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me. // Don't you EVER stop, you screeching dollop of batshit.
Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt Right now FOX News is like The Human Centipede with the middle person dead. #wow